From a competition standpoint It seems like each year we
hear about another amazing rider who comes out of seemingly nowhere to
become one of the biggest names in the sport. There's so many incredible
riders bursting onto the scene these days. It's hard to keep track of
One of those riders is Brian Fox. After qualifying in
1st place at last years X Games dirt competition Brian was able to put
together a perfect run and ended up with a bronze medal in the finals.
Kind of crazy considering he's spent the majority of his life in Florida
where there's mostly sand. Brian's not just a dirt jumper, he also
competes in BMX park, and rides a lot of concrete bowls and skateparks.
It's safe to say he's a threat to win any contest he enters!
though you might not recognize Brian's name as well as some of the other
competitors, he didn't come out of nowhere. He's been around for a
little while. I first met Brian while doing a BMX show with Rob Nolli 5
years ago. It was obvious right away Brian had serious skills and pulled
off everything he tried. He had an explosive style yet made everything
look easy. Since it was a show I only got to see a small sample of what
Brian could really do.
A few months later I saw a video of him
riding and I was blown away! Brian has that rare combination of skill
and power added to today's most popular video game level tricks and he's
always working on something new!
We sat down with Brian at the
Master Blaster Planet Studios and asked him about riding dirt in
Florida, his early racing career, the first time he saw freestyle, his
secrets to putting together a high scoring run at a major contest,
landing his first 1080, riding in Mike Spinner's backyard, learning from
his dad who rode bmx in the 80s, riding for his new sponsor Radio Bikes
including his new signature frame, and finding out what his dream
contest run would be.
So get comfortable, crank up your speakers,
and get to know one of the up and coming heavy hitters in BMX comps for
years to come... Brian Fox!